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Five Iranians in Deaflympic wrestling finals

Melbourne, Jan 12, IRNA -- Five freestyle wrestlers of Iran booked berths in the final bouts of the 20th Deaflympic Games in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Fighting in Aquatic Center, Iran's 55 kg wrestler Mohammad Siahpoush clobbered Angel Kermov from Bulgaria 14-4 to qualify for the final showdown.

Siahpoush meets Niazi Basaran from Turkey in the final.

In 60 kg, Sassan Rouzbehani, the toast of Iran, demolished his Armenian opponent Stepan Haroutonian 10-3 in just 1.30min and outpointed Dimitry Pronin from Russia 10-3 in the semifinal.

Rouzbehani plays Turkish finalist Erkan Karakas.

In 66 kg, Rassoul Daryani of Iran handed Donovan Figuera from the United States a 10-0 humiliating defeat, setting up the final with Turkey's Mehmet Irek.

Iran's representative in 74 kg, Mojtaba Janjani, overcame Erdnik Yildiz from Turkey 6-2 in the semifinal,

Janjani takes on Russian wrestler Kazbek Khobeyev in the final.

Representing Iran in 96 kg, Ehsan Ne'mati extracted a win over his Russian rival, Alan Kotchiev, as he managed to beat the Russian on technical fall 30 seconds from the first time.

Ne'mati fights for the coveted gold against a Turkish finalist.

In 120 kg, Majid Rahmani from Iran whitewashed Turkish semifinalist Sadat Atici 5-0.

Rahmani clashes against Milton Ready from Australia in the final.

The final matches are slated for Thursday.

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